Nov 14, 2015 at 3pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
London Irish
48-10
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Williams (10'), Ellis (22', 36'), Trayfoot (30'), Lewington (43', 67'), McCusker (56'), Maitland (59')
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Agen players break minute's silence to sing French national anthem

Agen players opt to sing the French national anthem instead of observing a minute's silence before their European Rugby Challenge Cup match against London Irish.

Agen players this afternoon decided not to take part in a minute's silence before their European Rugby Challenge Cup match against London Irish, instead breaking the quiet to sing the French national anthem.

The French team took to the field just hours after Paris was devastated by a coordinated terrorist attack that has left at least 128 people dead and hundreds more in hospital.

Agen players sing the French national anthem, 'La Marseillaise', during a minute's silence on November 14, 2015 for the Paris terror attacks© Getty Images

While all European Rugby matches in France have been postponed this weekend, Agen's contest at the Madejski Stadium went ahead and as the crowd observed a minute's silence, the players sang 'La Marseillaise'.

"Inspiring scenes as @agen_rugby lead the minute silence by singing the French national anthem," London Irish said on Twitter.

In the end, Irish proved too strong and ran out 48-10 winners.

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